LumberJocks

Top Chest for a Snap-on Tool Cabinet

  • Advertise with us
Project by KMT posted 03-14-2012 05:05 PM 8001 views 13 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this tool cabinet for my son, he works in a heavy truck body shop. He was looking for something to raise the height of the hutch. ( It sat to low and so when you stood in front of it you looked at the top edge of the hutch ) As well he was looking for more storage for tools, small hardware and the middle drawer holds spray cans.
I used 3/4” Birch plywood for the case and drawer fronts. Alder for the front edge of the top, and drawer handles.The drawer handles I routed out the pull lip on my new router table ( project to be added soon ) and then rounded the edges to “mill” these ( they were fun to build ). I then biscuit joined them to the drawer fronts to create a one piece drawer/pull. All drawers are on 100lb full extension slides. He wanted it in a red tone so it is stained with Varathane cabernet, and topped with 4 coats of Varathane Gloss.
It was an interesting project, I struggled with planning it as far as making sure measurements were right for cutting. It turned out very well.
Hope you like it,
Martin

-- - Martin





16 comments so far

View racerglen's profile

racerglen

2388 posts in 1526 days


#1 posted 03-14-2012 05:30 PM

A beaut Martin, it should get a lot of respect !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

View maddawg308's profile

maddawg308

77 posts in 1208 days


#2 posted 03-14-2012 05:35 PM

Looks awesome! Great idea…

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

View ChrisK's profile

ChrisK

1282 posts in 1828 days


#3 posted 03-14-2012 05:53 PM

Nice build.

-- Chris K

View gavinzagreb's profile

gavinzagreb

210 posts in 1066 days


#4 posted 03-14-2012 06:00 PM

Great solution to the problem.
I need to ask though, have you used Alder in furniture before ? I’ve read that it has wild and erratic shrinkage. Maybe the European Alder is different to what you have though.

View KMT's profile

KMT

591 posts in 1408 days


#5 posted 03-14-2012 06:15 PM

Gavin,
This alder has been in my shop for a couple years now and I have used it on other projects with no problems.

-- - Martin

View albachippie's profile

albachippie

542 posts in 1781 days


#6 posted 03-14-2012 07:58 PM

This is great. I love the drawer pulls. Get ready for some orders from your sons colleagues!

Thanks for sharing,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

View Dusty56's profile

Dusty56

11684 posts in 2434 days


#7 posted 03-14-2012 08:19 PM

Well done !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Julian's profile

Julian

555 posts in 1436 days


#8 posted 03-14-2012 10:05 PM

I like how you made the drawer pulls. Great idea and good looking tool cabinet.

-- Julian

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 1052 days


#9 posted 03-15-2012 01:36 AM

Nice addition to the tool chest, I like the way the color gives it a warm tone. I need to do the opposite, I have a snap on tool chest but no base, you wont mind if I steal the way you did the drawer pulls ;-D

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

15304 posts in 1935 days


#10 posted 03-15-2012 08:21 AM

Very nice addition to a great looking tool box.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Roger's profile

Roger

15280 posts in 1550 days


#11 posted 03-15-2012 12:13 PM

very nice riser. I like the way you did the pulls

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View CaptRandy's profile

CaptRandy

21 posts in 1408 days


#12 posted 03-15-2012 02:06 PM

I always had a problem with the Snap On roller boxes being too low to work on. good idea to raise.

View KMT's profile

KMT

591 posts in 1408 days


#13 posted 03-15-2012 02:48 PM

The idea of the pulls has actually been around a long time, you see it on some older kitchen cabinets.

-- - Martin

View WalnutRidge's profile

WalnutRidge

32 posts in 1185 days


#14 posted 03-19-2012 01:06 AM

Beautiful addition. Love the drawer pulls. I definitely need to build some tool chests in my shop and something similar to this would be a great addition!!

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

View Ricardo Daglio's profile

Ricardo Daglio

9 posts in 967 days


#15 posted 05-09-2012 03:05 PM

Great Martin! My scroll saw stand seems like a simple bench besides this hahaha! Great job!

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase